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A NEW WAY FOR PHYSICAL PROGRESS MONITORING IN HIGH TECH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2013.3(1).09


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Edoardo Favari - Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering – Politecnico di Milano, Italy -


Abstract

This paper presents the project of designing an agile physical progress measurement system for the construction management department of a multinational company operating in turnkey railway projects field. It has been pointed out that the classical physical progress measurement, based on Earn Value Management (EVM) and so financially based, is not suitable for modern high-tech and, in one word, complex, construction projects. So it has been looked for something different, more agile, to easily fix the problem of monitoring on a weekly basis the physical progress of sites. The work starts by describing the process of choosing KPIs, defines an overall physical progress index, than discusses the choice of a baseline to measure against, and at the end it illustrates the visual management implemented.


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Acknowledgements:

The author would like to thank Valeria Corsini for the big effort made for the first elaboration and the tuning of indicators, and Stéphane Romei and Giulio Salerno for their trust and support in the project.


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